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UWF Faculty Catalyst Initiative awards $30,000 for faculty research and creative activities

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The University of West Florida’s newly established Faculty Catalyst Initiative, recently awarded $30,000 to highly productive faculty in the area of research and creative activities.

The UWF Faculty Catalyst Initiative is a Pace Academic Development Award funded project that supports scholarly and creative projects and activities of successful UWF faculty.

Of the 13 applications received for the program, seven faculty were awarded. The faculty and their proposals are listed below.

Dr. Raid Amin, Mathematics & Statistics, College of Arts & Sciences
Cluster Analysis of Public Health Data

Dr. Suhbash Bagui, Mathematics & Statistics, College of Arts & Sciences
Mining Breast Cancer Data

Dr. Tim Royappa, Chemistry, College of Arts & Sciences
Novel Copper Compounds for Electronics Applications

Dr. Leonid Yanovskiy, Music, College of Arts & Sciences
National Recruitment Tour

Dr. Ludmilla Cosa-Lima, Health, Leisure and Exercise Science, College of Professional Studies
Effects of Exercise on Cardioprotection

Dr. Carla Thompson, Research and Advanced Studies, College of Professional Studies
Examining Health and Psychosocial Factors of Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Relative to College and Career Readiness Considerations: A Mixed Methods Research Project

Dr. Susan Jans-Thomas, Research and Advanced Studies, College of Professional Studies
What Jim Crow Forgot: Historical Remnants of Racial Inequality

The faculty members selected will initiate their research and creative projects in the Spring 2014 semester, and present a final report in the Summer 2014 semester.

For more information about the faculty involved and their proposals, visit https://secure.uwf.edu/cas/cas_programs/faculty-catalyst-initiative/awards/.

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